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  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo unveiling the 50th Anniversary cloth
  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
  • Group photograph of officials after the event


Dr. Philomena Efua Nyarko received a Post Graduate Diploma in Population Studies from the Regional Institute for Population Studies in 1984.


PhD in Social Statistics, PGDip Population Studies, BSc Home Science


She has served in various capacities in both public and private sectors in Ghana. She was the Government Statistician and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) before retiring from public service in November 2016. She previously served as the Deputy Government Statistician and Acting Government Statistician at the GSS from August 2010 to April 2013. From August 2010 to November 2016, Dr. Nyarko contributed significantly to the realization of the core mandate of the Service. During her tenure, she supervised the successful completion of the 2010 Population and Housing Census, the 2011 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), the 2012 Transport Survey, the 2012/2013 Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS6), the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey, the 2015 Family Life and Health Survey, the 2015 Ghana Labour Force Survey, the Phase I and II of the Integrated Business Establishment Survey and preparatory activities for the planned Census of Agriculture. At the Regional level, Dr. Nyarko was part of the team that validated the first Strategy for the Harmonisation of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA I), the ECOWAS Regional Statistics Programme, and many others.


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